The North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine _NEIFM
Important for IAS~IFoS Prelims Exam 2022, CDS Exam and AC(CAPF) Exam
🖊 AYUSH Minister announced to expand ‘North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR)’ in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh.
🖊 The North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM), Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. The Institute is located at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh
🖊 The northeastern region of India, comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura, endowed with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, has a rich and vast heritage of traditional folk medicine practices, remedies and therapies
🖊 The Union Cabinet accorded approval for establishment of the NEIFM on 21st February, 2008 on the recommendations of the Steering Committee of the Planning Commission on AYUSH for the 11th Plan.
🖊 Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given approval in July 2021 to change the nomenclature & mandate of North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM) as “North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR)
🖊 Institute was established with the objective of functioning as an apex research centre for all aspect of Folk Medicine and creating an interface between scientific research, survey, validation & documentation of folk medicine practices and traditional healers.
Ministry of AYUSH
🖊 The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy
🖊 The Ministry of Ayush includes the seven traditional systems of healthcare.
🖊 Department of India Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was created by Government of India, under the ministry of Health and Family welfare In March, 1995
🖊 Renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November, 2003 with a view to provide focused attention to development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy system
✍ Expected MCQ for IAS~IFoS Prelims Exam / CDS&AC(CAPF) Exam.
Q With reference to AYUSH consider the following statements:
1. The Ministry of Ayush includes the six traditional systems of healthcare.
2. Department of India Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was created by Government of India, under the ministry of Health and Family welfare in 2005.
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